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Topic: Newbie - Is RoR suitable for my project?

I am completely new to RoR though I have many years development experience (C++/Java/Web) - lately also in Ruby which I am very impressed by.

I have to make a webshop that will be working both with a DB and against an additional application that will reside on the server and the amount of visits are estimated to < 5000 a day.
The system will be running on a Windows server.

1.) Is RoR suitable in regards to performance, platform (windows + IIS), maintenance?
2.) What is the best (common) way to interact with the additional applications?
Should the run as background services or also be web based and redirect calls to them?

Thanks,
- Lee

Last edited by lk (2009-03-14 16:37:12)